Good Day! This is my weekly newsletter, with a dose of insights into the future. The topic of this newsletter is the exponential times we live in, hence the title of f(x) = e^x, which is the (natural) exponential function.

Recently, I launched my new concept The Digital Speaker and you can now book me as an avatar or hologram. Also, my tech trend prediction for 2021 is out, read it here!

How Synthetic Content Generation with AI Can Impact your Business

My latest article:

Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) have shown great promise by yielding some impressive results when it comes to generating new data from existing datasets.  A Generative Adversarial Networks (GAN) is a machine learning technique that enables computer programs to create and modify data in many forms. They can be used to generate realistic-looking faces, for example, or to modify the audio of a recorded speech.

GANs will be of great interest to businesses because they can make AI systems far more efficient at generating high-quality fake images. But this technology will also enable deepfakes that are impossibly sophisticated for any human to spot without electronic assistance, for instance, it will be getting a lot better at forging banknotes or creating fake people.

On a more positive note, we will also be able to acquire data more efficiently and at a cheaper cost than we can today as GANs can be used to create high-quality “fakes” at a fraction of the data previously required. This will change the way we use technology and in the long run, have a lasting impact on how technology helps our businesses.

Three Useful Nuggets of Information

My weekly tips from around the web to get you thinking.

1. An NFT of a blockchain on a blockchain. 🧐

Everything can be minted and turned into an NFT, so a few investors thought, why not create an NFT of a blockchain and store that on the blockchain. What is next? This message as an NFT?  (VICE)

2. AI can now model the basics of life.

Molecular machines are the building blocks of life, and thanks to neural networks and bioinformatics, increasingly, all secrets of life itself are revealed. (Singularity)

3. Short, shorter, shortest.

Why listen to a long and interesting podcast - such as the one below - if you can also listen to a micro snippet. Racket launched a micro-podcasting platform with 99-seconds audio stories. Not sure how this will affect our attention span... (TechCrunch)

Between Two Bots Podcast Launched!

It is with great pleasure that I can announce the launch of a new podcast:
Between Two Bots.

A podcast to discuss the cultural, technological and ethical implications of artificial intelligence and AI-based decisions. It will include discussion on the latest AI news and interviews with leaders on creating fair and unbiased AI. The podcast will be hosted by Dan Turchin and myself.

For this episode, we invited Imtiaz Adam. Imtiaz is a Strategy Executive, MBA & Data Scientist and a Hybrid Business & AI Analytics expert. In the coming weeks, we will launch many more intriguing discussions on the need for ethical AI.